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Gerd Zimmermann

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGerhard "Gerd"•Zimmermann
Used nameGerd•Zimmermann
Born23 September 1942 in München (Munich), Bayern (GER)
Measurements185 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsDEC Frillensee, Inzell (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Ethnic nationFRG

Biography

Speed skater Gerd Zimmermann competed for the mixed German team at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games. He placed 29th in the 1,500 m, 13th in the 5,000 m, and seventh in the 10,000 metres. At the 1968 Grenoble Olympics he finished 19th in the 500 m, now representing West Germany. In 1972, at Sapporo, he placed 21st in the 500 m, 12th in the 1,500 m, ninth in the 5,000 m, and eighth in the 10,000 metres. In his career he set 36 West German records and earned eight West German titles in all-around (1964-67, 1969-72).

Zimmermann married his teammate Hildegard Sellhuber, and turned to sports administration after his active career. He became president of the (West) German Speed Skating Association from 1985-2005, and vice-president of the International Skating Union ISU beginning in 1994.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.7 (1972); 1000 – 1:20.5 (1972); 1500 – 2:03.3 (1972); 5000 – 7:21.6 (1969); 10000 – 15:23.3 (1969).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GER Gerd Zimmermann
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 29
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 13
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 7
1968 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) FRG Gerd Zimmermann
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =19
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
1972 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) FRG Gerd Zimmermann
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 21
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 12
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8

Olympic family relations